The Budgie Smuggler
Bottomless CocktailsA$60.00 per personPrepaid
Multiple dates availableEnjoy a 2 hour bottomless cocktail experience featuring a specially curated menu of the finest cocktails and food. Sit back and enjoy the tunes, vibes, hustle and bustle of The Budgie Smuggler on your Saturday. The perfect way to catch up with friends or kick off your night. Each session is for 2 hours of 'bottomless cocktails' (from our selected menu). Refunds are not available for cancellations within 48 hours of booking. Staff reserve the right to refuse service. Extended food and drink options are available at additional costs. All food and drink options are subject to availability. Minimum 2, Maximum 12 per booking. Pre-payment is required to confirm booking. We recommend arriving 15 minutes prior to your booking time. See you soon!
QuizMeister's Thursday Trivia
Multiple dates availableWe welcomes Quiz Meister's famous trivia to Budgie Bar Thursday's. Trivia starting at 6:30pm, grab your team, friends or enemies and get down to Budgie Bar to enjoy cocktails, food and mind-boggling trivia! FREE to play with some incredible prizes to be won for winning, not losing and more throughout the entire night! Paired with some special cocktails and exciting new food items, Budgie Bar Thursday's are the place to be!
Budgie's Late Night Menu
Multiple dates availableAs the sun has set and your night out is still kicking, our Late Night Menu is introduced to tide you over for the last couple hours of your Budgie Bar experience. Don't worry, all our cocktails and drinks are available still but we have specially curated a delicate food menu that will tantalise your taste buds whilst you carefully select those last few drinks to enjoy.
- Surfaces sanitised between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
- Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Limited number of seated diners
- Extra space between tables
- Waiting staff wear masks
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Matt Williamson is a king!
I'll make sure to pass that on! Thank you
Had a 4:30 booking for 2 hours to bottomless cocktails. We arrived at 4:35, but were made to wait outside in the line until 4:50. It was a long wait for drinks each time. When our 2 hour session was over at 6:30, we were refused drinks. We argued that we were on time and it was the venue’s fault that we weren’t let in until later, therefore unreasonable to have our session cut short. Overall not really impressed.
Hi Sarah, thanks for the review. Apologies that your experience with us wasn't what you expected. We always run our bottomless sessions and all our booking to the two hour timeline in order to cater for turn over tables. We will continue to recommend to our guests in the future to arrive prior to their booking times to hopefully assist with seating times. Thanks again for the review we will be sure to take it on board.
Lovely bar! Amazing food, great service and a really fun atmosphere. Will definitely be back
Glad you had a great time, looking forward to having you back!
Fun vibe but food was a little average with few options. Not a place to go for a proper meal.
Thanks for the review :)
Great place to have a drink and catch up with friends and have a boogie if you wish.
Thanks for the review :)
Bottomless brunch was extremely worth the value. Would recommend!
Glad you enjoyed yourself :)
Cocktails and food were fantastic. Staff were friendly and helpful. Great value for money.
Already planning my next day out with more friends!
Amazing, thanks so much :)
Fantastic and well worth the money
Glad you had a good time!
Bottomless cocktails package was great value for money delicious cocktails and plenty to choose from! We had the best time!
Thanks Chelsea :) Glad you enjoyed it!
Great Cocktails but needed more staff making them!
Thanks for the feedback Lucy :)
Amazing bar venue with great cocktails and food. Highly recommended
Thanks so much :)
i went here with a friend Saturday night for dinner and drinks on a reccomendation of a good friend, and i would defintley return, set in Ringwood on Maroondah Highway, it is slipped in an industrial link of factories next to the park so it can be a little hard to find at first, there is limited parking there, but also near the train station as well and taxis are readily available at the rank.
Set in a warehouse, there are 2 entries at arrival, a public entry and a private entry, i made sure to book in advance due to COVID restrictions, we were greeted by a lovely security man who let us through the entrance and greeted by two reception staff, it is set out like afternoon garden party, with a huge main area with a big bar and to the side a selfie room, and the tables are made of palletts on wheels which is great for is they have functions to move easily.
The cocktails are fantastic i recommend the "Flower Power" and the food is Asian Fusion we had the Bao Buns in Pork and Chicken and Sweet Potatoe Fries.
Only open on Fridays and Saturdays, this a great venue and awesome for people in the Eastern Suburbs and South East that may not want to venue into the city to have the same experience, it does get busy so i would defintley book on Open Table or direct with the venue
They also do functions and have an outdoor beer garden and will defintley return again
Thanks so much Megan. Glad you had a great time and we look forward to seeing you again!
Visually great, staff were friendly enough and food and drinks were nice. I liked the music style but it was so loud we had to shout during lunch and we were sitting SO close it shouldn’t have been like a concert. Was disappointed that we were pretty much pointed to a table and left to figure out the menu was on the reverse of the table number via phone camera as no instructions were given or printed menus. I’d visit again, but probably just for drinks and a night out. experience definitely could have been better.
Thanks for the review Veronica :) Hopefully we can improve your experience next time you visit :)
Great place to hang on a Friday night... the noise in the main room was a little loud, but I might just be getting old. Drinks and food were excellent and about what you'd pay for somewhere like this.
Thanks for the review :)
Absolutely disgusted with the way the staff treated me and my friends, security left us outside waiting for 30 minutes past booking time when we were the only ones in line and i asked to speak to a manager who handled us with the worst customer service i’ve ever experienced. For paying customers who had booked two weeks in advance, the venue looked very overbooked and we believe this is why we did not get in. We were there scapegoats being a group of 8. We ended up leaving and going to suburban where we were treated so lovely, do not waste your time. We have been here in the past and the cocktails are great but absolutely not worth ruining your birthday celebrations over
Hi Victoria, thank you for your review. Our management and staff have the right to refuse service and entry regardless of prior booking. I do also want to express that no payment was taken from you. We take our RSA and safety in our venue very seriously and it was clear upon revision of footage from your visit that this was for the benefit of our staff and patrons. Sorry your visit was not what you expected, we are glad that you were able to find another venue to celebrate your birthday
Amazing atmosphere very cool vibe incredible cocktails that tantalise your tastebuds. The staff were friendly and really great at suggesting there specials and although covid has made things restrictive the budgie smuggler have really made it work. I will definitely be going back soon 😊
So glad you had a good time!
Absolutely loved it. Went there Saturday lunch time for a bottomless brunch for my birthday and 4 other friends. The staff welcomed you when you first enter. The bar staff were lovely and quick with making the drinks, which definitely helps out if you doing a bottomless brunch. I really recommend it, really enjoyed myself. They also have an awesome photo area with a high selfie light.
Thanks heaps Sarah! Glad you enjoyed the cacti area :)
Need more staff! Having to wait an hour and a half for drinks is poor !!!
Amazing venue! Recommend highly! Great food, great drinks!
Wait was long, food portion was extremely poor. Drinks were warm and not as advertised
Service and atmosphere great. Disappointed with cocktails. They don’t split bills and no cash! Won’t be returning
Looking for a fabulous catchup with friends with a pub vibe yet sit down? Look no further than this quirky converted warehouse with a fabulous vibe and staff who go out of their way to make your visit pleasurable. Harry was our designated waiter and he was attentive but not pushy, engaging but not corny and nothing was a problem. Did I mention he was efficient too? The cocktails and drinks (Elderflower yum yum) came quickly after the initial wait for the first one due to the fact the whole restaurant is reseated at the same time slot pretty much. The food while visually not as pleasing in its cardboard covid-friendly boxes was lip smacking good. I recommend the Korean fried chicken wings, crunchy calamari, bbq pork bao buns and even the cheese burger spring rolls dipped in mustard were surprisingly tasty.
Once you get use to QR code ordering you are cruising. St next to the train line you get the cool illuminated night trains passing by overhead that add to the funky urban industrial atmosphere. On weekends you get treated to either a DJ or live music. No dancing yet but you definitely feel more social again. Request a court garden or indoors booking if possible. Be prepared to queue waiting for your dinner wave to be seated. Thanks again to all the Budgie Smuggler team, especially Harry!
Love the food, drinks and atmosphere and the staff are always helpful and friendly!
Amazing cocktails and staff
Great venue , cocktails are amazing and cheese burger spring rolls were the best ,great place to catch up with friends
Enjoyed a fantastic afternoon's gathering with friends at the Budgie Smuggler.
Great! Only bummer was not being able to pay for drinks separately and having to put on a tab system. Was very messy at the end
Great service, great food and amazing cocktails. Would recommend dining here to others.
Food is amazing! Love being able to share and order multiple times. The 3 hour time limit is brilliant also.
Delicious cocktails, but average service and no split bills which is very difficult in a big group. Food was also average. A few times they bought our table the incorrect items & these were on the bill at the end so it was messy to sort out.
Waitress we checked us in was very attentive courteous and friendly really appreciated her kindness and time
Great setup good food and drinks!
And wonderful energetic and polite staff!
10/10 - Would definitely make a habit of visiting more often! Our only criticism would be the wait time from arriving for our 8pm booking to being seated (40mins) BUT in saying that, the staff were just doing their best in what seemed like a topsy turvy night. They went above and beyond in terms of service (super friendly, offered the first round of drinks on the house) and made sure we were well looked after over the course of the night. The food and cocktails were delicious and at a reasonable price point. I love that they implemented a QR code for their menu too!
Service was on the slow side (COVID restrictions meant you cannot go to the bar, had to wait for staff and for drinks)
Really disappointed they ran out of prosecco. This has happened before. Clearly they need to stock up more!
Other guests loved the cocktails.
That aside, great venue, music and food
Was really looking forward to our first dinner out since lockdown and very disappointed to have been seated in the car park.
The people were friendly and Harry was a great waiter and was prompt and requests were meet.
Can’t wait to go back when we can mingle a bit more
Had a great time with my in-laws here. We had a delicious dinner and lots of fun cocktails. We are all organising to take more friends and family there again asap. Can not wait to try more of their cocktails!
Cocktails were great and perfect cocktail food.
Service was outstanding.
Amazing food and cocktails, such an amazing vibe and really lovely servers
We were sat outside in the alley way. No atmosphere, no lights and no music.
The Budgie Smuggler offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 0473 351 601.
The Budgie Smuggler is rated 4.3 stars by 45 OpenTable diners.
The Budgie Smuggler does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://store.thebudgiesmuggler.com/products/the-budgie-smuggler-store-e-gift-card.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.